Character Of The Week: Zyp- Work In Progress

I don’t think that we’ve ever featured a w.i.p on Character Of The Week before But then, this is one of Zyp’s works in progress, so you already know the level of quality we’re talking about here. Just look at the shading. That’s gone beyond Zyping (his own technique), it’s even gone beyond Jeimuzu’s cell-shading technique. It’s quite honestly one of the most incredible things I’ve seen on heromachine and is a testament to what you can do by thinking outside the box with this program.

Gallery: Heros ex Machina

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Kaldath’s Caption Contest #67

It is once again time for our bi-weekly caption contest and this week I want your best dialogue for both characters in this panel:

Thor 1


The normal rules apply, which are: You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday June 23rd. Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse than PG-13 in nature and that you follow all the normal rules of the forum when writing your caption for the above image. That being said I wish you all Good luck!

Kaldath’s Corner: New Marvel Universe Teaser!

Saw this on Twitter and thought I would share!

Character Design Contest ♯126- Contest Again

Ok, I’m gonna try something a bit out there this week. One of the main rules I ask people to follow for these contests is do not enter something you have entered into a previous contest. However, this week I am actively encouraging you to, if not break the rule, certainly bend it into new and interesting shapes.

What I want you to do is find one of your old contest entries and redo it. It can be from any contest (apart from the previous two contests, they’re too recent), not just ones I’ve run, but from Jeff or HammerKnights contests as well. Just make sure you include the original for comparison, I want to see how much everyone has improved.

As per usual, no limits on entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

Pop Quiz – Jurassic Mash Up – Winner!

First of all, I have to send a big thank you out to those who took the time to enter. The Pop Quiz has been MIA for a while, but I hope to rectify that. Check the Blog for future editions cuz you never know what day it will be or how long you will have.

First up…Cliff.


Just fantastic! Wonderful use of items, and I love the water effect you got. On a side note I have to address Ty…brilliant and so well done, but the challenge of a Pop Quiz is what you can create within the given deadline. Please know that there was a lot of love for Ty from this guy.

Next – Geno


Eerily reptilian and a masterful use of disparate items to create a truly epic creature. This guy has attitude!

And finally – Nug


Great use of items – the eyes are so expressive, the tusks are very cool and the way you addressed the body and stance of the creature – and the impending threat – is stellar.

All three are very creative and beautifully rendered, but I have to give the win to Geno. You created a dino-nightmare! Well done, and again, thanks to all who entered.

Cheers, and see you soon.

Character Design Contest ♯125 (Two Great Tastes) Poll

Pop Quiz – Jurassic Mash Up!

aw5fhpff The plot of Jurassic World (which I am just a little too excited about) – beyond screaming and running for your life – revolves around the danger of creating genetically modified dinosaurs. Well I love danger!

In honor of Jurassic World, your Pop Quiz Challenge is to create a one of a kind dinosaur. Oh…and just to make it more dangerous, you cannot use any of the dinosaurs in the “Items” – “Companions” list in any way. Everything else is fair game.

There is no prize. There is no poll. The winner is chosen by me.

You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun! All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine forums,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.
  • Please make the link go directly to the image(like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 9pm Eastern on Sunday, June 14th.

OCD on hold

I’m sorry to say this, but for right now, I’m going to have to put OCD on hold for the time being as I don’t have regular access to a working computer right now. Hopefully I can get this remedied soon.

Character Of The Week: AMS- The Aviator

These last few weeks have really reminded me why I used to hero worship AMS when I first started heromachine. We spent so much time on COTW recently focusing on relatively new community members like Jeimuzu, Candruth and Ubiquitous Pixel and all the while AMS has been sitting there in the background and then, when the new guys let their guard down he’s there with stuff like this. It’s like listening to any of your favourite modern bands and then going back and listening to the stuff you grew up listening to, you quickly remember why you loved them so much  (if we’re talking bands, I’d say AMS is the Led Zeppelin of Heromachine). I suppose I should actually talk about the picture at some point in this post, so I shall quickly point out that AMS still puts over 3/4 of us to shame when it comes to shading and the metallic sections of the costume are sublime.

Gallery- Planet AMS

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Kaldath’s Caption Contest #66: Results

Last week I asked you all to give me your best dialogue for this image:

SuperBat 1


And my top five entries are:


I’m sexy and I know it
“Maybe now I’ll be the most popular DC hero”
Hey this is a way better disguise than those darn glasses
“On Facebook, they keep saying to always be yourself… Unless you can be Batman. Then you should be Batman. It doesn’t seem to be working for me!”
Now all I need is Wonder Woman’s whip, and I’ll be mainstream forever.
And the winner is …………………………………….

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